Furthering its efforts to find the best and brightest young animators, Nickelodeon has partnered with US nonprofit organization Get Schooled on a scholarship program that will award one animator US$25,000 for an original short submission.
The partnership marks the first-ever program of its type between the two organizations.
Animators from ages 17 to 24 can submit a short in any format to apply for the scholarship.
The program is also giving teen students between 13 and 16 years old the chance to win prizes, such as a tablet loaded with animation software, for submitting a theme-based looping animation.
More details about the program can be found at www.getschooled.com. A complete list of guidelines will be available in April and winners will be announced this summer.
Get Schooled, which launched in 2010, is co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom, and currently works with 2,000 high schools across the US.
Nick’s 2015 Global Animated Shorts Program is also on the hunt for fresh talent and original content. The program is currently open for submissions until March 31.